Teen who claimed she was “willfully” spreading coronavirus arrested, charged with making a terroristic threat

Carrollton Texas police announced Tuesday that they have arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga, who claimed she was willingly spreading coronavirus in a viral video.


Fox4 News reports Carrollton, Texas police have arrested an 18-year-old who posted on social media that she tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus and is “willfully spreading it.”

Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, is charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony. She turned herself in on Tuesday morning after widespread media coverage the past two days.

Maradiaga told police she is COVID-19 negative. Officials said they have no proof she previously tested positive.

Maradiaga has a bond of $20,000 and was taken to the Denton County Jail.

The teen will be ordered to quarantine for 21 days after she is released from jail as a precaution, police said.

Per earlier reports, “I’m at Walmart about to infest [expletive],” she said in the now-viral video. “If I’m going down, all you [expletive] are going down.”